September 28, 2009
Our Man at the G20 (#1): Behind The Protest
(Click for larger size)
Over the coming week, BAGnewsNotes will be looking at last week’s G20 protests in a way, we believe, that defies conventional thinking.
Looking through the lens of photographer Jason Andrew, who was on the ground for us, we hope to raise some provocative issues about the perception and relevance of street demonstrations in 2009 America; the nature of the police/security response; and the value of the documentation by the media.
To begin our inquiry, we offer four girls on a roof doing a little drinking while hanging out on Friday night. In the foreground, we see shadows representing a bevy of photographers taking their picture. …So what made these girls an attraction to the photographers? And more specifically, what is it about the girls as subject matter to the other photographers that caught Jason’s attention?
In their nonchalance (which is strangely paired with the curious orientation of the photographers), the girls are watching demonstrators clashing with riot police and getting pepper sprayed.
(image: ©Jason Andrew/BAGnewsNotes. Pittsburgh, PA., September 25, 2009)
Originals Archive Archives
February 13, 2014
David Schalliol from Chicago: After the Projects, New (Physical and Emotional) Landscapes
December 12, 2013
James Whitlow Delano – Fourth Dispatch: My Odyssey to Learn What Gold Wreaked on Suriname
November 18, 2013
Rita Leistner: Looking for Marshall McLuhan in Afghanistan #3 – The Life after Death of Skeuomorphism
November 12, 2013
Nina Berman from San Antonio: Gun Rally Fashion Then and Now
November 7, 2013
David Schalliol from Chicago: How Do You Photograph the Emergence of Nothing?
October 14, 2013
Stacy Kranitz: From the Study on Post-Pubescent Manhood